Sunday, March 23, 2008

I Rememeber When Spring Break Used to Be Just THAT... a BREAK!!

My, my how things have changed! I remember back in the day when Spring Break was so exciting, so coveted, soooo longed for!! It was a time of care free play and enjoying the changing weather - knowing summer was just around the corner. Now, *sigh* it's a time of entertaining my boys to ensure they aren't "bored," cleaning the house, trying to sell the house, feeding everyone 3 times a day, and just doing everything I do! There's no real "BREAK" for a mommy - not even of the Spring variety. I did take advantage of Nana for a day and a half - she kept the kids while a worked on the house... hmmm... still not really a break, is it? Oh well... However, before I dove into the house and all that encompasses that, the kids and I enjoyed a great day outside! We had a storm coming, so I made sure we enjoyed outside as long as possible before it was no longer an option. We had so much fun doing sidewalk chalk - it was unbelievable! Connor really got into it as well! And Caleb - WELL! - he was writing his name, drawing rain clouds, and drawing our family members. I really am proud to see how wonderfully he's coming along with his name and drawings - especially since he does NOT like sitting and coloring/writing much!

Brothers playing together!

<---Caleb showing off his drawing of "Mommy & Caleb"

Connor just enjoying being outside----->

<-----Here's our finished art project!

And here's Connor's cute chalk-covered hiney!---->

And now here we are - Easter afternoon... after church, Easter Goodies, lunch with family at my house, and all of my boys taking their naps... I'm telling the world wide web about my life! Hope this Easter finds everyone blessed and full of new life!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

UGH! I Feel Soooo Out of the Loop!

Ok, so I'm a slacker. I haven't posted anything since the 2nd of March. I'd say I'm a little behind. So what's new. I'm behind in my cleaning; behind in packing; behind in bible study; behind in life it seems... I feel like a dog - perpetually chasing it's tail... running, running, running, yet never reaching the "goal!"

Illness just really took its toll on our household. Connor first... then me... then Caleb... and it wasn't your average 24-48 hour bug. We're talking a week (or two) of feeling like warmed over death and running fever that could fry an egg. We finally *knock on wood* seemed to have shaken it. *cough*cough* Did I mention I'm feeling congested in my chest - again?! ANYWAY...

We did have a great weekend, and I wanted to share. We went to San Antonio (Bill had a Met Life meeting) and stayed at the Hyatt Hill Country Resort. Um... VERY COOL! There was a great playground with lots of sand, s'mores night down at the fire pit by the Ramblin' River... Way too bad we only had one night there! (But that's OK - because as I type this Bill is making our reservations there for vacay this year!!! *thumbs up*).

After that we moved on to Georgetown to visit with our beloved friends Greg and Nan... our "adopted parents" as they like to say! Caleb loves going there - he gets to drive around in a golf cart and gets tons of attention! While we were there we went on an adventure to Inner Space Caverns. I wasn't sure how Caleb was going to handle going to a gi-normous hole in the ground... he surprised me, though. He did well - except for the reminder every now and again, "Mommy!! Hold my hand!!!!" By the time we made it back to the cavern entrance, Caleb thought he was a regular spelunker! On Sunday, before returning home, we made our way to a park that Bill described as "God's Country" - and I have to say - I agree. Coming from an almost desert area of Texas, being surrounded by trees, green, and water! There was a little fishing, a little playing, and a lot of wearing out of two boys just in time to get in the car for our 3 hour trip back home...

And back home we are... back into the every day stress of trying to build a house, sell a house, and just take care of a household (including 2 kids) on a 24-hour basis. But, you know what? This is my life. And I'm blessed. And I'm thankful. And I am so glad God gave me THIS life. I just hope He's as glad as I am!

Sunday, March 2, 2008

I Wanna Be A Cow-boy, Ba-by!!

That's right - it's that time of year - time to break out the cowpoke duds...the rodeo is here! And there's not another cowpoke that I like to see all dudded up than my Caleb! (Connor's not quite old enough for the duds...)
This year was bittersweet... Caleb is old enough to go out and enjoy some of the rides and games - FUN! However, I've been sooooo sick (flu?) that it was quite the struggle to go out there and be 100% for him. And, what's worse, Caleb started feeling bad Friday morning, so we had to leave the rodeo early that night. Now, as I type this, he's in bed sleeping off a fever and horrible cough. I haven't seen Caleb this sick in quite some time, and it's really breaking my heart. I can't seem to do anything to make him feel better, and I hate feeling like I'm failing him! So, like a ba-zillion other worried moms, we'll be calling the doc first thing in the morning to try to get him in. *sigh*

However, I was lucky enough to snap a few fun pics during Thursday evening's rodeo performance. Caleb and Connor had a great time in our box seats. They were able to see all of the action up close and get down and run around a bit, so it was the best of both worlds.

The rodeo announcer came up to Caleb and was asking him a few questions - one being, "Do you like girls?" My poor baby turned so red!! He was so embarrassed that he walked away from the microphone and came and wrapped his arms around me, "MOMMA!" Connor experienced something new - and fell in love with a blue, sweet, fluffy wonder known as cotton candy! YUMMY! He also enjoyed playing peek-a-boo with PaPa's cowboy hat - he had to, it's not like he had his own like Caleb! It was quite the fun time at the 76th Annual San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo... I only hope we're all well next year so we can really enjoy it!!!